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Crave Ice Cream & Coffee is a centrally located place to stop in for a break from your Old Town plaza shopping. Indeed it is so convenient that you can loiter on its front steps to watch the activities taking place on the plaza, such as music on the bandstand on summer evenings. Crave doesn't have the most extensive ice cream selection you'll ever see, nor does it offer toppings, but it certainly offers convenience of locale. There are also sundaes, smoothies, malts, shakes, floats, espresso drinks, flavored syrups, iced drinks, sorbet, frozen yogurt, fountain drinks, muffins and cookies rounding out the menu.
For the last 20 years Frontier has slowly acquired the better part of the block facing Central Avenue across from the UNM campus. You will see study groups, people having coffee and lunch or the famous Frontier Cinnamon Roll, which is a huge, fresh sweet roll swimming in butter. The atmosphere is western and simple, with booths and tables. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at no particular time. New Mexican dishes, sandwiches, soups, stew and salads, chicken, ribs, fresh squeezed juice, sodas, tea and cappuccino are also offered.
M'Tucci's Kitchina is a charming restaurant that embodies the Italian love for good food and family. The restaurant is a comfortable and inviting place where friends and family can come together to share a delicious meal and some quality time with each other. The kitchen serves up a selection of modern Italian dishes that have been prepared with love and care. A few of the scrumptious delicacies on offer include potato leek bisque, five pork bolognese, Cannelloni Al Forno, pan seared duck breast and grilled herb hanger steak. Finish off with a serving of Tiramisu or that week's gelato and you are sure to leave with a happy smile on your face.
St. Clair Winery and Bistro offers a variety of experiences to choose from: an affordable lunch or dinner, a beautiful outdoor patio packed with flowering plants and an indoor bar area for drinks, a special events room, and a tasting room. Whichever the occasion, you will be served St. Clair's wines from their own New Mexico vineyard, which is located in the Mimbres Valley in the southwestern corner of the state and has been run by the same family for six generations. St. Clair also offers a novel gift idea: buy a bottle of wine and they will hand paint a design onto it appropriate to the occasion.
Albuquerque's premium destination when it comes to serving authentic Mexican food, Sadie's of New Mexico fits the bill with its genuine creations, true to family recipes. This award-wining restaurant lives up to its title by using only the freshest and finest raw material to create dishes that are nothing less than spectacular. Be it burritos, stuffed enchiladas or the simple salsa, this restaurant nails it in terms of flavor every single time. So if you are looking for some authentic Mexican affair, Sadie's of New Mexico is the place to be.
If you are in the Nob Hill neighbourhood, drop in to this energetic spot for a latte or the house pasta. Soup, salads and daily specials like quiche, pot pies and various blue plate specials populate the menu. Order a simple cup of coffee, a fresh malt or shake. Enjoy a magazine or newspaper from the well stocked magazine rack and watch an interesting array of people, young and old, hanging out here. Tall ceilings and murals of big blue skies, fluffy clouds and hand gliders adorn the walls.
If you are looking for a fun night out with some friendly locals, then look no further than O’Niell’s Pub. This pub serves a variety of beers and spirits along with a selection of traditional pub food. Boasting an exquisite collection of whiskey, vodka and bourbon, as well as an impressive selection of craft beers and wine, whatever your choice of drink, this pub will surely deliver. Its scrumptious food menu features a host of delectable dishes from the classic English fish and chips, to a array of delectable sandwiches. They also have beer pairing dinners, which allow you to try a new brew that perfectly compliments your meal.
This family-owned and -operated coffeeshop sells quite simply the best baked goods ever. Made from scratch and on the premises, the scones are the lightest you will have ever tasted, and the key lime pie is also not to be missed. The sandwiches that comprise the bulk of the lunch menu are not cheap, but they are enormous, and include a choice of chips, side salad, cottage cheese, or the side of the day. The salads are similarly priced, but the breakfast menu is cheaper, offering signature French toast and sizzling breakfast burritos. Grab a seat by the window and watch the world go by on Central as you relax in this small, mellow establishment.